I learned to climb in these. Had them for 2+ years now and they're still in great shape - though I've only ever worn them indoors. They're a perfectly decent beginner's shoe and I don't plan on getting new ones anytime soon.
Bought these shoes 6 months ago in France in Alps for rock climbing and thought the were super slippy even on dry rocks. On return have used a number of times indoor but again no grip for anything other than big foot holds. Have gone back to old climbing shoes with hole in toe for indoor and will have to buy new ones for next outdoor sesh! So ok for beginners if never had any rock climbing shoes as better than trainers but only because of shape ie stiffness. The actually rubber is so hard that it offers no grip and just slips. you get what you pay for - invest another 20 in some shoes with better grip
Thank you for reviewing the Rock Climbing Shoes. I am sorry to hear that they did not meet your expectations.
As you mentioned in your review the Rock Climbing Shoes are best used for a Beginner. This is the User they were designed for; the shape, structure and stiffness being made for those climbers who are just starting and will be using the large holds as much as possible to feel confident and safe while on the rock.
We do have a number of other Climbing Shoes available for the more Advanced and Expert Climber such as:
The Vuarde Plus
or the Edge
Decathlon will also be stocking new types of Climbing Shoes this Summer for the more Advanced climber.
I hope this helps and once again thank you for reviewing the Rock Climbing Shoes
Joseph Sutton | UK Product Expert
My first pair of climbing shoes. Very happy so far
Excellent shoe at the best price. I'm on my third pair with no complaint
Product is great! Unfortunately it's smaller than expected! I hope
It gets a bit more space with time!!
Great shoe for a beginner, it does the job and is really good ti wear, I would in future go for a smaller size then I did. (I went for half a size smaller then I am but the shoe is still not as tight as I have been told they should be). It is a great shoe, at a very reasonable price. I wouldn't say you need anything more until you advance.
These fit great, really comfortable from the first wear, make crags really easy to stick to
Good price and quality and vary comfy. I am using them for indoor climbing and so far I am satisfied.
Comfy and good quality.
Not so far
I have had these shoes for about 3 months and they are perfect for a beginner. They are comfortable but can still be used for balancing on a small piece of rock on a climbing wall.
However, they are showing signs of distress already and my next pair of shoes will probably be from a better known brand, that will allow me to channel my inner spider-monkey a bit more.
I used them once, they are comfortable and seem quite resistant. I am satisfied with their quality and price.